Monday, December 29, 2008

latest painting

This is just a section. It is called Star cactus.....I still need to tweak it a bit.....

...what happened here? ..... someone stole the chocolate presents...whooo would do that?

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry little Christmas

We had a cozy little Christmas with soup, puzzel and baby watching....

Here is our Maddie at her first Christmas....

Suan gave us this great gingerbread house! Baby and family loved it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

the best present ever

Here is our darlin' Madison Marie!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's getting pretty close to Christmas

We are having a very simple holiday....but I am still looking forward to it. Of course we will miss our families in Seattle and Cortez, CO. Jill and family will come over for eating, puzzle-putting-together and movie and baby watching. Hope you will all be with loved ones. I am not doing cards this year but I sure have gotten some nice ones. Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers. Earl is doing well. He is anxious to be done with the treatments but so far he has more good days than bad. We are very optimistic.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas at Penny's

Stopped by Penny's to have lunch and see her decorations. Everywhere you look is a delight for the eyes.... ....Here's Penny's kids...

Here is a project ...part done...that I am having fun with...

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

early Xmas

I got these beautiful cards from Sukey with this adorable handmade resin ornament. I think they might be my Xmas cards....there are 3... that is about right...if they are lucky...

Note to Earleen...It's seaweed..I don't think they allow it to go that far from California...hehehe

Thanks everyone for the kind words and thoughts. We are feeling it...
I got this cool rubber stamp from Gail at Art FiberFest...What do you think she is thinking?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Bring you up to date....

I have been behind on my blogging partly because we are having some health issues here. Earl got an endoscopy Oct. 29 at which time they found a tumor. After more tests it has been determined that he has cancer of the esophagus. There are lots of things in our favor so we are staying very optimistic. His doctors are too. It is contained and in an operative location. He starts his radiation treatments Mon. and Chemo Tues. He will have surgery in Feb. or March. He feels fine. He just can't always get food down. For Thanksgiving we whipped up some Magic Mineral Broth. He likes it and it works as a base for other soups. Soups, Ensure, yogurt and his fave: Velveeta are his staples. The part he does like is he has lost quite a bit of weight...which was needed. Now he works to maintain his current weight. He is doing pretty good on that.

Anyway I know some of you have known about this and have been checking in. Thank you! I will post updates. We feel we are on the correct path to get this taken care of.

Here is the Rebecca Katz recipe that was recommended by his nutritionist: